Three international ETFs a good route to diversification

Three international ETFs a good route to diversification

If you already hold U.S. stocks—and we recommend that Canadian investors have 10% to 20% in their portfolios—you can also diversify beyond North America without the risk of buying individual stocks. Foreign-sector ETFs give you broad exposure to international markets with tax-efficient portfolios and low… Read More

Corporate-Class Mutual Funds: What to Know Before Investing

Corporate-Class Mutual Funds: What to Know Before Investing

Corporate-class mutual funds let you switch between funds without having to pay capital gains taxes right away. But there are reasons why regular mutual funds, as well as ETFs, make better investments
Corporate class, or “tax-advantaged,” mutual funds are classes of funds that let you switch… Read More

Two of these Asian ETFs are buys right now

Two of these Asian ETFs are buys right now

We believe conservative investors can have as much as 10% of their portfolios in foreign stocks. A good way to do that is by choosing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an overseas focus.

The best of those funds offer low management fees and well-diversified, tax-efficient portfolios of… Read More

How to find (the safest) stocks paying the highest dividends

How to find (the safest) stocks paying the highest dividends

Stocks paying the highest dividends are a big part of a successfully portfolio—but watch out for the risks
If you stick with top quality stocks paying the highest dividends, the income you earn can supply a significant percentage of your total return—as much as a third… Read More